Month: November 2014

Food In Schools Bill A ‘Band-Aid’ Solution

Media Release 5 November 2014 Family First NZ says that the Food in Schools Bill due for its 1st Reading in Parliament this week is well-intentioned but will be a short-term band-aid to mask the more serious issues of parental…

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First ever ‘families test’ for government published (UK)

GOV.UK 31 October 2014 Supporting strong families is vital to help reduce the cost of social problems and build a secure economy for future generations. Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith announced the new test today (31 October 2014).…

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Crackers ban will torch Kiwi tradition

NZ City 3 November 2014 Families will miss out on a great Kiwi tradition, the fireworks barbecue, if crackers are banned by parliament, Family First says. A parliamentary select committee will take this coming Guy Fawkes day, November 5, to…

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‘Designer baby’ issues to be examined

NZ Law Society 24 October 2014 Genetic testing is one of the fastest evolving fields of modern medical science – and it poses some of the most complex ethical and legal challenges. It is now possible to test human embryos…

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MPs poised to declare gender abortion illegal (UK)

The Telegraph 2 November 2014 Abortion on grounds of gender is expected to be declared illegal by Parliament this week, as a cross-party alliance of MPs steps in hoping to end uncertainty over whether doctors can be prosecuted for the…

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New York court OKs some incestuous marriages

LifeSiteNews 31 October 2014 The New York state Court of Appeals has trimmed back a state law banning incestuous marriages, allowing an uncle and niece to marry one another. The decision allows the woman, a Vietnamese immigrant, to avoid deportation.…

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‘Sexuality’ irrelevant in Diversity Survey

The New Zealand Diversity Survey: Findings from the first four quarters Report to EEO Trust by NZ Work Research Institute 22 October 2014 This reports overviews findings from the New Zealand Diversity Survey (NZDS) for the four quarterly analyses, undertaken…

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Gay Marriage critics would be branded extremists under Tory plans (UK)

The Telegraph 2 November 2014 Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an “extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an alliance of leading atheists and Christians fear. Theresa May, the…

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